USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

USS Carl Vinson CVN-70


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    wardlowe
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    Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Newport News, VA.
    Unit Cost: About $4.5 billion each.
    Propulsion: Two nuclear reactors, four shafts.
    Length: 1,092 feet (332.85 meters).
    Beam: 134 feet (40.84 meters)
    Flight Deck Width: 252 feet (76.8 meters).
    Displacement: Approximately 97,000 tons (87,996.9 metric tons) full load.
    Speed: 30+ knots (34.5+ miles per hour).
    Crew: Ship’s Company: 3,200 – Air Wing: 2,480.
    Armament: Two or three (depending on modification) NATO Sea Sparrow launchers, 20mm Phalanx CIWS mounts: (3 on Nimitz and Dwight D. Eisenhower and 4 on Vinson and later ships of the class.).
    Aircraft: 85.

    rebel4309
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    i am IN the Navy, and your rundown on the ship gave me a chub…

    MikesterMike
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    Good ol’ Chucky V

    mykyl
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    mykyl

    4.5 acres of american sovereign territory.

    sylvanish
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    Gustav Holst’s “Mars Bringer of War” always plays in my head when I see carriers and battleships.



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